It has been confirmed that a film about the life of German F1 driver Michael Schumacher will be coming to Netflix.
The film is coming out on September 15. It will also come out 30 years on from his first ever Grand Prix success in August 1991.
Netflix confirmed this news on Friday. The film titled Schumacher will also explore the German’s career. Schumacher won 91 Grand Prix before retiring from the sport in 2012.
He has not been seen in public since his skiing accident in 2013 in the French Alps, where he suffered a serious head injury. His state of health has remained secret.
The film also promises previously unseen archive material, showing the “many facets of his multi-layered personality”.
In a press release, Netflix said that this is “the only film supported by his family”. It also promises to give “unique insights into his life”.
The platform also posted this on their Twitter account.
SCHUMACHER – the first film supported by his family – gives unique insights into the life of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Only on Netflix, from 15 September. pic.twitter.com/ChcEEaKfsb
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 30, 2021
“gift to their beloved husband and husband”
Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager said the film is the “family’s gift to their beloved husband and father”.
The film was directed by Vanessa Nocker, along with Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons.
Nocker said that it was important “to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family”.
“Corinna Schumacher herself was our greatest support in this”, she added.
“She herself wanted to make an authentic film. To show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugarcoating”.
“She was great and brave enough to let us do what we wanted, and so we respected and kept her boundaries. A very inspiring, warm woman who made a lasting impression on all of us”.
The film will also include interviews from Schumacher’s wife Corinna and their children Gina and Mick along with his brother Ralf. Mick himself is also an F1 driver since this season.
People who raced against Schumacher will also be interviewed, including Damon Hill, Jean Todt, Sebastien Vettle, David Coultard, Mika Hakkinen and Bernie Eccclestone.